FOODWARE - POLYSTYRENE BANS
The most basic and plentiful number of food service ware laws have been enacted to regulate the usage of expanded polystyrene food service ware, followed by more advanced regulations that expand to incorporate all polystyrene-based food service ware, including both “foam” (expanded) polystyrene and rigid (oriented) polystyrene food service ware items.
While these laws specifically target unique environmental issues associated with polystyrene-based food service ware usage, their basic focus generally fail to address issues created by other types of single-use disposable food service ware, in particular issues created by single-use plastic straws/stirrers/utensils manufactured from other types of plastic that are not polystyrene-based.
San Jose, USA – Ordinance No. 29298
Hermosa Beach, USA Ordinance No. 12-1332
Manhattan Beach, USA Ordinance 13-0009 plus Ord. 14-0003<